What I've Achieved

My Quantitative Self

    Professional Experience

    MBA Candidate, Class of December 2020
    Singapore & Fontainebleau, France   |   January 2019 – December 2020
    everis | Aerospace & Defense Division
    Simulation Project Leader
    Madrid, Spain   |   February 2018 – October 2019
    • Conduct market analyses and develop business cases to sell and deliver simulation training equipment and software; prepare business and tender proposals; define functional specifications; coordinate production and delivery with affiliates and subsidiaries
    • Identified sales opportunities to help formulate business strategy; analysed complex national aviation regulations and market studies and attended international aviation training summits; presented conclusions to senior management
    •  Led ISO 9001 surveillance audit of heavy vehicle simulator project for the Brazilian market, collaborating with Quality department; created and validated management processes and policy documentation
    • Advised business development directors and prospects as technical subject matter expert in aviation training
    Simumak, an everis Aerospace & Defense Company
    International Business Developer
    Madrid, Spain   |   June 2017 – February 2018

    Joined the business development team as an important axis in prospecting, negotiating and closing projects, to manage strategic distributors in LATAM and to coordinate ongoing projects.

    • Won 2 public tenders for industrial equipment training simulators in Panama and Guatemala that generated €430k; prepared technical and economic proposals; oversaw manufacturing, software development and delivery logistics
    • Sold customized forklift training simulator to a leading global packaging solutions company; collaborated with client to identify needs and define final solution
    • Created processes and documentation to support implementation of the company’s first project management office
    Operations Analysis Manager
    São Paulo, Brazil   |   September 2015 – June 2017

    Hired to co-lead the world’s largest car driving simulation project with over 4,500 units in the Brazilian market. Playing a key role in designing and implementing the after-sales service and business operations.

    • Led expense management department as Cost Director; hired 3 people and managed a team of 4 to support 150-member aftersales team; implemented new KPIs and expense management processes; reduced report generation time by 30% and identified unbilled services which increased aftersales invoice value by 45%
    • Established parts management function to monitor and control parts spending; created 3-month parts forecast with a 90% accuracy; improved transparency, resolved a cash-flow crisis and significantly eased inter-departmental tensions
    • Managed aftersales information system as product manager; implemented enhancements to support aftersales operations; created new management module to control simulator installation process coordinating aftersales team and distributor’s commercial team and provided real-time data to stakeholders
    • Collaborated with Logistics Department to launch 13 intermediate warehouse facilities across Brazil to reduce aftersales response time; analysed regional spare parts demand to optimise geographic footprint
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    Freelance Consultant
    China and Spain   |   September 2014 – July 2015
    • Delivered branding and web design projects for clients in the wine, forex and home furnishingmarkets in China and Spain
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    Project Manager
    Shanghai, China   |   July 2013 – July 2014

    Lead and foster a team of 7 multicultural members throughout concurrent projects focused on the Chinese digital marketing industry.

    • Lead and foster a team of 7 multicultural members throughout concurrent projects focused on the Chinese digital industry
    • Delivered 6 digital marketing assignments for clients in industries including real-state and food retail; managed multicultural team of 7 and oversaw external service providers to develop websites and execute social media strategies
    • Conducted e-commerce strategy review for a leading sanitary ware company, collaborating with 2Open CEO and client representative; asserted control over e-sales to protect offline distribution; project resulted in the opening of 5 new shops on 3 e-commerce platforms producing US$700k turnover
    • Conceived and introduced project-based internal organizational structure and standard operating procedures
    • Ensured customer satisfaction, developed a good relationship with them quickly and worked effectively and calmly in a pressurised environment.
    • Assisted the CEO in identifying the company’s roadmap and in defining, implementing and executing strategic projects.
    Business Consultant
    Shanghai, China   |   February 2013 – June 2013

    Employed as a team-member of consultants with whom conducted market research and business development for different clients in the Chinese market.

    • Developed digital marketing strategy for a leading sanitary ware company which delivered 4.5mn website views/year, 250k followers on Weibo and 8.5k followers on WeChat; collaborated in a team of 4
    • Promoted after only 5 months due to performance
    • Built data models for more than 7,000 entries, obtaining information to facilitate client decision making.
    • Developed consistent communication with clients during meetings and presented ideas and findings.
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    Information Specialist, Talent Programme
    Madrid, Spain   |   April 2012 – January 2013
    • Selected among the top 1% of 3,000+ candidates to join high-potential talent development internship program
    • Created a relational database in MySQL to support a new issue tracking system and migrated existing data to it
    • Helped to troubleshoot a breakdown on the legacy still running information system programmed in an unfamiliar language in less than a week
    • Defined the system requirements specification under the ‘IEEE 830-1998’ recommended practice after conducting personal interviews to assess the needs of the new system
    Awards & Honors
    • Earned honors for Master’s thesis on market research of Chinese sanitary ware industry
    • Awarded with a three-year half-tuition basketball scholarship during Bacherlor’s Program
    • Programming Languages:
      MySQL, HTML, CSS, CAD/CAM and C/C++.
    • Computer Tools:
      MS Excel, MS Project, MS Visio, Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom, Solidworks, and AutoCAD.
    • Spanish: Mother Tongue
    • English: Fluent, TOEFL 113
    • Portuguese: Business
    • Mandarin: Basic


    MBA, Class of December 2020
    Singapore & Fontainebleau, France   |   2019 – 2020
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    University Carlos III of Madrid
    MSc in Industrial Engineering. Management Intensification
    Madrid, Spain   |   2009 – 2015

    Final Thesis: “Market research of the Sanitary Ware Industry in China.” Earning  Honours.

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    Reykjavík University
    Studies abroad, part of MSc in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
    Reykjavík, Iceland   |   2010 – 2011

    Selected under the Erasmus Programme to study as an exchange student in Reykjavík. Completing the first academic year out of two of the study programme.

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    Catholic University of Ávila
    BSc in Industrial Engineering. Mechanical Intensification
    Ávila, Spain   |   2005 – 2008

    Final thesis: “Coaching: From the sport to the business.”
    Granted with a Basketball Scholarship, combining the study programme with up to 30 hours per week of basketball professional practice.